The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced plans to incorporate a Child Online Protection course into the current Competence Based Curriculum (CBC). Speaking during the launch of Child Online Protection (COP) module on Thursday 30th of September, the CA Acting Director_general Mercy Wanjua revealed that the authority was working with education stakeholders in making online space safe for learners.
Communication Authority has proposed to Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to incorporate the Child Online Protection in CBC aimed at equping learners with online protection skills. It's also partnering with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders focus the review of schools safety manuals in order to incorporate Children Online Protection.
It also seeks to engage the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) on rolling out of online protection courses for teachers in the country, to adequately equip them before implementing the project to the learners. "Educators are key in the character, development of the child and as such require necessary skills on line safety" Wanjua stated.
CS for Communication and Technology, Joe Mucheru, disclosed that the government initiatives would also apply to the learners during the school holidays. " At the Ministry, we are also in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to explore possible ways of deploying technology, to ensure teaching and learning for pupils at home" CS Mucheru said. First lady Margaret Kenyatta was the chief guest at the event.Children Doing A Wedding In CBC Curriculum/ Photo Courtesy
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